Posted 13 June 2005 - 10:55 AM
Ostrich, you are in for a treat! I saw Vogel perform in Toronto at the Erik Bruhn Prize, 3 years ago when he was a young soloist. He performed 2 pdd: Giselle Act II and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. I remember he was absolutely stunning in both pieces, and his Albrecht was especially memorable. His technique was impecable- soft lines, quick batterie, nice jumps, and good partnering skills on top of all that! That year, there were several other very talented young men competing: Guillaume Cote (NBoC), David Hallberg (ABT), Ask La Cour (RDB, and now NYCB), and Gonzalo Garcia (SFB). I was personally rooting for Cote, since he is Canadian, but I was thrilled to see Vogel win the prize, as his dancing had such a unique quality. Please post your impressions of his performance as Florimund. I would be interested to see how he is doing these days, now that he's a principal dancer.